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Chuck Roast - Recipes other than the usual - Asian perhaps?

Do you have any favorites other than the brown gravy/carrots/potatoes etc? Any interesting preparations/cooking methods? I need some new ideas! Thanks

May 11, 2015
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking

Your most cherished food memories...

Very similar to my mother's birthday tradition. Her birthday was new year's eve, and the whole family would go to The South Seas (polynesian/chinese food). My mother would have a couple of whiskey sours, and let me and my sister have the fruit. She, too, only drank once a year. I loved the food and the decor, it was always a special treat to go there, and we could count on it on her birthday.

Just what IS Cincinnati Chili?

It took one bite to realize that it wasn't what I expected, I was SO disappointed. No, it wasn't palatable, just weird

Just what IS Cincinnati Chili?

I had "vegetarian" chopped liver at a Bat Mitzvah. It looked like chopped liver (it was a little dark in the dining room) but it was made from peas & who knows what else - sure didn't taste like chopped liver. Couldn't figure out why they served it until I realized it was a dairy meal.

Cincinnati Area - Any Cantonese/Polynesian style restaurants around?

When I say Polynesian, I mean the Hawaiian/Tiki Bar restaurants that were prevalent in the 60's & 70's. They had names like South Seas, South Pacific etc. and served drinks like Scorpion Bowls and drinks in a whole pineapple - although it's not the drinks I want. What I'm looking for are the great egg rolls, 2" in diameter, with a nice brown crispy skin, full of fresh shredded cabbage, minced pork, sometimes tiny shrimp. Not the sad and soggy tasteless ones that seem to be everywhere these days. Also, fried rice that had lots of ingredients, scallions, egg, bean sprouts, pork cubes etc, and wasn't a sticky grease bomb. It's the preparations I'm craving, not necessarily a specific dish. So many chinese restaurants have food that is just so mediocre, it looks and tastes old and tired, like nobody cared to make it good.

Feb 11, 2015
jacquelyncoffey in Great Lakes

Cincinnati Area - Any Cantonese/Polynesian style restaurants around?

I really miss the "Chinese" food of my youth, although I do love a lot of what's out there now. Are there any "old school" restaurants, or restaurants with a lot of Cantonese/Polynesian choices in the area?

Feb 04, 2015
jacquelyncoffey in Great Lakes

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

"Foodie Swines" - I like it!

Dinner guests who are chronically late and/or early...what to do?

Never hold dinner for someone you know is habitually late. It is rude to the guests who are there. Just proceed as you want to, if and when the "late arrival" shows up, fix a plate, or serve what is being served at that time. It is their problem, not yours.

Chinese lobster sauce

Yes! Please Share!!

Dec 29, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking

Graeter's Ice Cream...Anyone tried it?

Raspberry chip is really good, other flavors are good, but not good enough to rave about - IMO

Cleaning cast iron grates on gas stove

No can do, they are glued on. Saw the reponses from MobileDynamics and you, great idea with the oven cleaner.

Dec 15, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware
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Cleaning cast iron grates on gas stove

I probably can, but the grates have a pretty rough texture. I think they would rub on the enamel top & mess it up.

Dec 14, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Cleaning cast iron grates on gas stove

Mine have rubber feet too, thanks for bringing that to my attention.

Dec 14, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Cleaning cast iron grates on gas stove

I use Simple Green undiluted or Easy Off (the gentler one in the blue can) for cleaning grease. Would either of those be OK?

Dec 14, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Cleaning cast iron grates on gas stove

Hi, I just got my first gas stove, and am already not pleased with having to clean the grates (I wish they were enamel). With my old electric coil stove, I would just turn on the burners to burn off any grease. Do I really need to wash and dry the grates everytime? Any tips/tricks for cleaning them. I would imagine if they had a lot of grease on them, it would eventually get sticky. Will they "season" like a cast iron skillet? Please give me your expert advice - thanks.

Dec 14, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Quiche questions

What temperature?

Nov 30, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking

Quiche questions

Doing a Brunch on Christmas, and I have never made quiche before, so I have several questions. Can I make it ahead and freeze? If so, how to re-heat. Can I make a large one in a 13 x 9 baking dish, or am I better off to make two in pie plates? Does anyone have a basic recipe/proportions that I can then add different ingredients? I don't like it too loose and eggy. Thank you for any suggestions

Nov 29, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking

Cream of turkey recipe

What is the dextrinisation method?

Nov 06, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Home Cooking

Food jokes - list

Off topic, but one of my all-time Kliban favorites is the drawing of "Freud's first slip"

What's Best for Cutting Pizza?

My friend's Mom always used scissors, for pizza and a lot more, I do too

Sep 04, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware
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Memorable Quotes about booze

I have heard it as "Sir, you're drunk!" "Madam, you're ugly, and in the morning I shall be sober"

Revere Ware? Different?

Those are the ones I have (my mother's, probably from the 50's) and I love them - will never give them up!

Jul 17, 2014
jacquelyncoffey in Cookware

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I'm from West Hartford, Park Lane was a go-to, as was Pizza West and Jimmie's. I really miss Greek pizza

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

I know what you mean, I have had them so thin that they were just crust, no pork to be found

Famous foods from your region you find tasty and delicious.

CT - Lobster rolls - hot buttered, no mayo

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

I'm curious to learn what a St. Paul sandwich consists of - explain please - thank you

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Sloppy Joes are called barbeque in southwestern Ohio, imagine my disappointment when this CT girl expected barbeque and received Manwich

Do you have family/friends who don't appreciate good home cooking?

I know what you mean. I am tired of being served canned, boxed or straight out of the package food. I don't think one has to spend days cooking for company, but a little extra effort is nice. It's to the point that I find ways out of eating at some of these peoples homes, I'd rather go out with them. And, I would like to add, that when I cook for others, I always take into consideration their likes and dislikes. That doesn't happen for me at their place, and they know me well enough. I'm not super picky, just please stop serving me things you know I don't like & then act surprised that I didn't eat it

What foods have you made and then decided store bought was good enough, thank you, based upon cost, time, and taste?

TOTALLY Agree on the pumpkin pie, I've tried many of them and they all taste pretty much the same to me!

What foods have you made and then decided store bought was good enough, thank you, based upon cost, time, and taste?

I think the pre-made mashed potatoes, usually found in the meat dept. are pretty good. I live in OH, and can get Bob Evans brand in the grocery store, I have no problem with them